Samstag, 14. November 2009

Mancherlei, Potpourri

Hallo meine Lieben,
Ich hab mich in den letzten zwei Wochen rar gemacht. Ich hatte viel zu tun und habe heute gemerkt wieviel es nachzuholen galt, als ich eure Posts der letzten zwei Wochen gelesen habe.
Heute habe ich dafür aber eine Menge mitgebracht. Da sind erst mal zwei Fotos vom mittelalterlichen Samhain- oder Halloweeenfest auf der Eyneburg. Es war wieder ein großartiges Spectakel in einer sagenhaften Kulisse. Eine mittelalterliche Band rockte auf Harfen, Trommeln und Dudelsäcken und zwei Bilder von den Feuerkünstlern habe ich euch mitgebracht.
Danach galt es den "Mädchentag" vorzubereiten. An diesem Tag können alle Herzogenrather Mädchen ab 7 Jahren in das Bürgerhaus kommen und sich handwerklich, kreativ und sportlich bei verschiedenen Angeboten ausprobieren. Ich habe einen Malworkshop geleitet in dem die Mädchen Selbstbildnisse mit Acrylfarben auf Leinwand malen konnten. Ein paar Bilder seht ihr hier. Das sind echte "Weibsbilder". Es waren viel, viel mehr und wir alle hatten eine Menge Spaß.
Da bald Weihnachten vor der Tür steht habe ich ein paar Geschenkanhänger oder auch Weihnachtsbaumanhänger gebacken. Ja, genau! Sie sind aus dem guten alten Salzteig und nachher mit Wasserfarben, Glitter und Klarlack versehen. Ihr wisst noch alle wie das mit dem Salzteig geht oder
Man nehme:
1 Tasse Mehl
1 Tasse Salz
8- 10 EL Wasser
der fertige Teig kommt dann 30- 40 min bei 150°C in den Backofen
Dann habe ich noch ein kleines Winterbild gemalt, das ich euch hier zeige und habe heute beim durchlesen der Blogs eine wunderschöne Überraschung gesehen.
Die fabelhafte Bella hat einíge Awards für mich, was mich umhaut und unglaublich ehrt.
Bella ist eine phantastische Künstlerin und ein so lieber Mensch, schaut euch unbedingt ihren Blog an.
Ich wünsche euch allen ein schönes Wochenende.
Eure Janine
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Hello my friends
I did not do any blogging the last two weeeks. I had a lot of work and I recogniced that you were so busy the last weeks, cause I read all of your recent posts today.
I want to show you a lot of things today. First there are two photos of the great mediaeval Samhain- or Halloweenfest on the Eynecastle. It was a great spectaculum infront of a captivating coulisse. Amediaeval band rockt with harps, drums and bagpipes. The photos show the fire- eaters and the band in the background.
After that I had a lot to do with preparations for the "Girlsday". On this day all girs from the town can come together and try to do several things in many workshops as creativ, crafty and sporty things . I offered a painting workshop where they could made their self- portrais with acrylic paint on canvas.You can see some of the pictures here. Aren´t they cool? There were much more and we had a lot of fun.

Soon is Christmas and so I baked some tags for presents or the christmastree. Yes, exactly! I baked them from good old salt- paste and then painted them with watercolours, glitter varnish. You know how to make a salt- paste, don´t you?
You have to take:
1 cup flour
1 cup salt
8- 10 tablespoons of water
when the paste is ready put it for 30- 40 min at 150°C in the ofen.
Then I painted this little winter- scene that I show you here and today I found a wonderful surprise when I read Bellas Blog.The wonderful Bella had some award for me, wich is a great honour.
I am so glad to met Bella, she is not just an exeptional artist but such alovely and caring person.
I love being a blogger and to be part of this wonderful community of talented,interesting and friendly people,
You all really enriched my life.
I don´t know if this is against blogging- award rools but I want to pass them to all of my readers and blogging friends.
Have a great weekend
Janine

Kommentare:

  1. Oh, Janine! The Halloweenfest looks like it was so much fun! I've never seen a fire eater Before! And I can only imagine how wonderful all of the music and celebrations were. Thank you so much for sharing these great memories. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  2. Hi Janine!!!! the photos are wonderful and your new projects sound like fun!!! I need to get into my projects soon ...and I will have to try that paste too!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  3. the fire poi pictures are gorgeous! and the self portraits so cute :))

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  4. Hey Sweetie, what a good friend you are! A good friend indeed. We all know how busy one's life can get from time to time. It was so good of you to come round and visit!! You have been very busy I see. What wonderfulness have you been up??? It's all so very beautiful. Great work. Thanks so much Janine for stopping by and making me smile!
    Thanks so much!

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  5. I love your little tags...they remind me of lebkuchen (did I spell that right???). Have a wonderful creative weekend and week, and yes, you have been missed, but your forgiven!!! LOL

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  6. Hi Janine, lovely to hear from you and see you back. You have been so busy! Art, baking, creating!
    Beautiful, can I come over and have some of those treats,lol!

    Don't worry about my header, she still shows on Ebay templates.

    Have a great weekend! Your a star!

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  7. It looks like it was a lot of fun. Great photos, very entertaining. Thank you.

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  8. Hi Janine! Boy, so much has been going on over there! You Halloweenfest looked and sounded wonderful!..."Girlsday" also sounded wonderful, and I love their finished self portraits! I also love your salt paste hearts, they're just adorable! What great little goodies! Thanks for the recipe also! Hugs, Paulette ;)

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  9. Thanks for sharing those photos of the festivities. It looks like so much fun! I love the snowman painting!
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  10. Oh goodness, you HAVE been very busy! Those are great Christmas tags. I want to eat them! It does not matter if they are just salt dough. Nom nom nom!

    Thank you for your sweet words. You are always so very kind and generous. And congratulations on your newest award, too! Woohoooo!

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